Gary Johnson to Speak at Southern Republican Leadership Conference

In Events, Gary Johnson, Our America on April 6, 2010 by Josiah Schmidt

From Gary Johnson’s website:

Former New Mexico Governor to Discuss Slashing Government Spending and Common-Sense Governing at SRLC and Other High-Profile Events

Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, will speak at several high profile political events in the coming weeks including the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in New Orleans. The Governor will focus his comments on lowering taxes, the failure of the war on drugs, reducing our deficits, and the impact of the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill. Fresh off the heels of productive visits to New Hampshire, Washington, DC, Michigan, Orange County and Missouri, Johnson will also be speaking at large-scale events in Fresno, Calif., and Tempe, Ariz.

As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit and cut the rate of growth in state government by 50%. While in office, Johnson vetoed 750 bills in his promise to not increase taxes and cut the cost of government.

Governor Johnson has garnered significant national press and media attention since the launch of OUR America in early December. “I’m looking forward to continuing the message of lower taxes common-sense government and reductions in deficit spending,” stated Johnson. “The message of OUR America is clearly resonating with the public; I’m encouraged as I encounter people from around the country, and from every walk of life, who are eager for a return to common-sense policy and governing.”

The Southern Republican Leadership Conference will be held in New Orleans from April 8-11, 2010, and will feature presentations from top conservative leaders. The Central Valley Tax Time Tea Party, also titled “The Mother of all Tea Parties,” will be held at Fresno’s Chukchansi Park on Saturday April 10, from 11:00am – 5:00pm. The Arizona Tax Day Tea Party, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, will be held at Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Thursday, April 15 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Crowds of several thousand people are expected to attend each event.

Governor Johnson will be available for media interviews at all events. Please contact Sue Winchester at 801.303.7924 or to schedule an interview.

The OUR America Initiative is a national issue-based advocacy committee. Key issues include: Solving the Economic Crisis and Creating Jobs; Lowering the Federal Deficit; Civil Liberties; Fighting the War on Drugs; Immigration Policy; and Taxes. Additional information can be found at

About Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.


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